We still don’t know if the grandkid is a boy or girl, but I could not resist making these things! I saw the dress and bonnet on Sandy’s blog yesterday. Thanks for the inspiration, Sandy, and for letting me be a copy-cat.
For all the pieces, I used Hobby Lobby’s ILTY in Buttercup and Amethyst. I used sizes H and I hooks; a little smaller than what was called for in the pattern. Now let me give you the links for the patterns. They were free except for the sandals, which I gave you the link for the other day.
This little dress was fun and quick to make. I think it only took me maybe two hours or so – maybe a little longer with the trim, but I can’t remember exactly how long it took. The pattern can be found HERE and is on Ravelry if you want to see dresses others have made.
Then I made the bonnet in about an hour. The pattern can be found HERE and is also on Ravelry. So cute! I used a crochet chain instead of ribbon because I didn’t have any ribbon in purple.
I purchased the little sandals pattern HERE. The pattern was easy to follow and these are very well-made with a double-sole. They are sturdy little boogers. These took me the longest of any of the items to complete. I spent between 4-5 hours making them today. I’m sure my time will shorten considerably when I make them again. This was my first attempt at the pattern. Mine came out too big for a newborn because I used worsted yarn since I wanted them to match the other things. Oh well. They are still too cute for words. You can leave the flower off and just sew the button on if you want to make them for a boy.
I had so much fun making these things yesterday. I had a great day just doing my thing…baking in the morning and crochet the rest of the day. I would recommend that anyone make at least the dress. You can find someone to give it to if you don’t have a little baby girl in your life. You could always have a giveaway on your blog too! I promise, it will be hard to let go of even if you don’t have a baby. I threatened to put it on Sammi this morning. Hee-hee. It’s probably too small for her though, and I don’t want to get it all doggy and snotty and slobbery and hairy from a dog.
The grilled BBQ chicken and potato salad was so good. In fact, it was so good that I asked the Captain to go get more chicken today and make it again! We only had three pieces left from yesterday, and that’s just not enough. I’m always afraid I will starve. Ha-ha.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my crochet projects today, and I hope you’ll give at least one of these a try. Be sure and show them to me if you do. I love looking at other people’s crochet stuff!
Have a great weekend.